INVESTMENT FOR SERVICES
I am an out of network provider and do not accept insurance. I am able to provide a “Superbill” for clients to submit to their insurance for potential reimbursement. I recommend that you contact your insurance provider prior to participation in services to see if you are eligible for reimbursement for psychotherapy services.
These questions may be helpful to ask your insurance provider to assist you in determining if they may reimburse you/what your benefits include:
Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible? What is my deductible? Have I met my deductible yet?
Does my plan have a cap or limit on how many therapy sessions I can have each year? If so, what is that limit?
Do I need approval/authorization/referral from my primary care physician in order for therapy services to be covered/reimbursed?
Paying out of pocket for therapy rather than using insurance benefits may be advantageous for several reasons:
In order to bill insurance, I must give you a mental health diagnosis after the first session. If your symptoms do not fit the severity of a mental health diagnosis, I must give you one anyway. For youth seeking military service in adulthood, this could pose a barrier to enlisting.
Insurance determines the length of each session (45-50 minutes) and how many sessions we can meet. Each person is unique and requires a tailored treatment plan and insurance makes that more challenging.
Many insurance plans only allow face to face sessions usually one time per week. I provide telehealth/virtual sessions by phone or videoconferencing. Stressors or crisis’ do not always happen on a preset timetable and having the flexibility to schedule sessions when, how often and from where you want is important.
Initial Phone Consultation
(15 - 20 minutes)
(45 - 50 minutes)
(45 - 50 minutes)
(60 - 90 minutes)
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SCHEDULING AND RATE INFORMATION
Included in Your Investment:
Client Intake and Mental Health Assessment (Assessment for psychotherapy services only): Our first meeting where we sign consents and forms to begin services, information related to your specific symptoms, concerns and your personal history.
Personalized Treatment Plan (psychotherapy only): Your goals that we develop together.
Personalized Wellness/Self Care Plan: We develop a plan for self-care and wellness; think basic needs (SLEEP, HYDRATION, MOVEMENT, SOCIALIZATION, INTERESTS/HOBBIES AND SELF LOVE).
Please provide at least 48 hours’ notice for cancellations or to reschedule an appointment, or you may be charged the full rate of the missed session appointment.
Payment is due at the beginning of session.
I accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard and payment is collect via IVYPAY and/or SimplePractice.
Good Faith Estimate:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.